City to unveil Downey Road redesign options at public workshops

Community to evaluate traffic calming features June 23 and 28

Guelph, Ont., June 20, 2016—The City of Guelph is hosting community workshops on June 23 and 28 to present three conceptual traffic calming design options for Downey Road. Residents are invited to comment on their preferred option and evaluate traffic calming features.

“Based on public feedback and extensive traffic analysis, the City is ready to present the community with conceptual design options and preferred traffic calming measures for Downey Road,” says Allister McIlveen, the City’s manager of Transportation Services. “The design options address the traffic and safety concerns raised by local residents while meeting the needs of drivers, transit users, pedestrians and cyclists.”

The Downey Road Transportation Improvement Study aims to implement the Council-approved Cycling Master Plan while addressing traffic volume and speed related issues along the section of Downey Road between Woodland Glen Drive and Teal Drive.

The study’s final recommendations, to be presented to Council in September, will include the addition of bike lanes and traffic calming measures.

Public workshop details

Identical workshops will be held at two locations for greater convenience to participants:

Thursday, June 23
6:30–8:30 p.m.
Kortright Hills Public School gymnasium, 23 Ptarmigan Drive

Tuesday, June 28
2–4 p.m.
City Hall meeting room 112, 1 Carden Street

For more information about the Downey Road transportation improvement study, visit guelph.ca/construction and look for the project link under Design study underway.

For more information

Allister McIlveen, Manager Transportation Services
Engineering and Capital Infrastructure Services
519-822-1260 extension 2275
allister.mcilveen@guelph.ca